Handscripted Lamp & Other Crafty DIY Features

Lots of entries of good projects, but some are significantly better than others. Of those, I am featuring my three favorites of the last two weeks of linky parties: 1. DIY French Script Lamp Shade By Jeannine, who writes at The Concrete Cottage. This lampshade is my...
Recycled furniture :: DIY Race Car Dresser

Recycled furniture :: DIY Race Car Dresser

Seen our parade of dresser makeovers with 10 recycled furniture projects you can make? Guess what?! Just after I published that furniture series, I spotted this adorable dresser makeover that was made for a fervent race car driver. So now we have a series of 11...
Cozy Fire Pit Benches

Cozy Fire Pit Benches

~ Fire Pit Benches to Buy or Make ~Garden makeover inspiration to create an ideal outdoor space for Spring, Summer & Fall garden entertainment. In prior articles, I talked about the pros and cons of wooden and stone garden benches, and showed you how to make your...
Beach House Bathroom Storage

Beach House Bathroom Storage

Sometimes a single piece of furniture defines a whole room. Like with this pretty vintage dental cabinet. It has loads of interesting features including a pretty sea foam green color, funky doors and handles./p> Because dental cabinets are tall, they typically fit...
Recycled Furniture: Dresser Made of Coke Crates

Recycled Furniture: Dresser Made of Coke Crates

9. COKE CRATE DRESSER. Some recycled furniture projects are more successful than others. This funky Pepsi & Coke crate dresser reminds me of my Route 66 travels, where I picked up a couple of these creates from a local ‘antique’ shop. This piece of recycled...
Dresser Recycled as Planter

Dresser Recycled as Planter

8. RECYCLED DRESSER = FABULOUS PLANTER More a repurposed dresser rather than a refurbished dresser, this inexpensive shabby chic piece of recycled furniture becomes a lovely crown jewel in a sun room or romantic garden house. From article: Recycled Dresser  ...
Recycled Masculine, Rock-themed Dresser

Recycled Masculine, Rock-themed Dresser

7. MUSIC-THEMED BOY DRESSER. Check out this absolutely fabulous rock-music – themed dresser. This is DIY kids furniture gone wild! Details on this dresser: chicken coop wire, tags, studded leather belts, painted Hotel California vignette, and letters and numbers...
Animal Stencil Dresser

Animal Stencil Dresser

6. STENCILLED KIDS BEDROOM DRESSER Here is another ‘how to paint furniture’ idea, that is quite different than the game board dresser shown before. This completely different kids bedroom dresser features happy, bold animals. Painting and stenciling can...
Recycled Furniture : Game Boy Dresser

Recycled Furniture : Game Boy Dresser

5. DiY GAME BOY DRESSER Here is a DIY recycled furniture project that just turned out way better than one could have imagined beforehand. In fact, this Parcheesi game board – inspired dresser is just too good to be true. It’s a ‘dream’ -piece of...
Fabric Art Dresser

Fabric Art Dresser

4. DIY ART DRESSER Paint and fabric decoupage turned a dreadfully boring beige dresser into a prime-time funky art piece! The Before This recycled furniture project started with an end-of-the-day garage sale find. The After A number of details were added to result...
Create Memories with a DIY Travel-themed Dresser

Create Memories with a DIY Travel-themed Dresser

3. THE SOULFUL TRAVELER’S DRESSER This dresser redo with address letter art is cute, cool and amazing. 3 Finishes Execute this Recycled Furniture project in one of 3 Ways: Soulful: featuring places we’ve livedDreaming: featuring places we’d like to visitTravel...
Designer Dresser

Designer Dresser

2. ARTISTIC TUMBLED DRAWER DRESSER. Recycling is the right thing to do, and the hip thing to do. Many contemporary artists and furniture designers are inspired to use recycled materials in most fundamental ways. I love the designs by Dutch designers Tejo Remy and Rene...
Top 10 DIY Dresser Makeovers

Top 10 DIY Dresser Makeovers

Recycled furniture is here to stay, as the trend to personalize and restyle old dressers is ballooning. Trendy retailers such as Anthropologie and furniture designers, such Tejo Remy & Rene Veenhuizen, kicked the trend off. It seems like all of us are now inspired...
Princess Bed DIY

Princess Bed DIY

:: Kids Bedroom Furniture :: Princess Bed DIY ::   Princess Bed DIY, made from scratch, by Radcrafter In case this image is not impressive enough on its own, have a quick peek at the ‘before’ .. What is impressive about this project are 2 things: a. She used a really...
DIY link party 17

DIY link party 17

17th edition of TIME FOR A PARTY. Featured DIY ‘s 5 Fantastic Featured DIY Projects encouraging you to recycle materials to make something stunning! Have a look, be inspired and learn the how-to’s. Congratulations to all featured. Collect your “Im...
Featured DIY Crafts

Featured DIY Crafts

Featured Top DIY & Crafts To showcase how great our readers are, today I am featuring 12 blogs, each within a specific category. Here are ‘The Best’ nominations amongst the contributions from guests at our last Linky Party. The Greatest Home DÉCOR Paint...

DIY Luxurious Mirror Side Table

This is one of the most glamorous IKEA hacks or IKEA makeovers that I’ve seen in a while. An $19 Ikea side table (which they sell as a night stand + two coats of $7–metallic-gold-paint + a mirror for table-top creates a glamorous design element that makes an ordinary...
DIY Mirrors as Good as Pottery Barns

DIY Mirrors as Good as Pottery Barns

image source: Pottery barn I think many of us have been eye-ing luxurious mirrors at Pottery Barn. So did Wendy Michelle from Craft Goodies eye their mirrors, but she did not stop there! She took an inexpensive mirror, that looked like it was purchased at a discount...
Play Kitchen: revamp or buy?  (DIY Kids Furniture)

Play Kitchen: revamp or buy? (DIY Kids Furniture)

It’s Spring. Let’s revamp some old furniture and create a Play Kitchen!!! Stimulating children’s imaginary play is ideal for their development. A pretend play kitchen is an often desired object of many children, and not only girls. And anyone who has young...
Recycled Furniture – Bench Before / After

Recycled Furniture – Bench Before / After

BEFORE: A classic Saturday-morning-garage-curb-sale-find. None wants it. It’s dated, to bulky, and used up. AFTER: In the ‘after’ photo, you barely recognize the prior monster as is featured a beautiful, contemporary foyer bench that we all want to have. All of a...
DIY Recycled Shutters as Magazine Racks

DIY Recycled Shutters as Magazine Racks

Love this. DIY Recycled Shutters as magazine rack is one of the best recycled shutters decorating ideas I’ve seen! Fancy owning this recycled shutter magazine rack? I want to own one. Teal / aqua/ Robin egg blue happen to be my favorite paint color range, so...

Fun Junk Antiques in Rome

Last week, we stopped by this fun and funky antique store in Trastevere, a favorite downtown area in Rome. This antique shop is a rare breed. It reminds of American lifestyle fashion furniture stores which also sell  (vintage) Oriental furniture. Such shop is a...
DIY Italian Farmhouse Kitchen Table

DIY Italian Farmhouse Kitchen Table

TODAY’S FAVORITE HOME DECOR ITEM If you wonder how to make a charming Italian Farmhouse kitchen, that it’s essential you start with some rustic basics, such as this authentic Farmhouse Kitchen DIY table. This table is a classic, to be found everywhere in...
DIY Bedroom Bench

DIY Bedroom Bench

A winning tutorial: easy, fast and gorgeous. Pin It Some bloggers are amazing, and this is one of them:  Carry from ‘Two Friends, Two Cities’. She created this lovely bench from start –to – finish in just 2 hours for the tiny budget of $65.  I actually just...

Craft Storage Tips

Hiding your creative tools where you need them is not always so easy. As I do art, craft and decorating projects in almost any room of the house, I decided to go around and create creative storage zones in every room. Creative Living Room Storage Knitting and crochet...

French Design Inspiration from Paris

Sharing my secret: I’m in Paris!!!!   Instead of craft & DIY tutorials, you’ll find world-class creative inspirational photos to help you develop your own DIY and craft ideas… for the next 2 weeks!   Some of the articles will be a single brilliant idea...
Suitcases as Storage

Suitcases as Storage

Inspiring eye candy with lots of photos for you today. Calling all vintage suitcases to come to work as storage. Didn’t we all have an old suitcase as coffee table in college? I know I did. There are however more ideas. What’s best about suitcases is that they come in...

DIY Sofa Make-Over

Have to share this ‘Craigslist find’–makeover by Aimee from Wonderfully Domestic: a beautiful contemporary bench, that I guess we would all want to have in the sun room. Amazing !         The Bench  – AFTER picture Here’s her girl...